The “Young Fishermen’s Development Act” was signed into law on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The goal of the act is to “preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen.” The bill received bipartisan support and was championed by Reps. Young (AK), Moulton (MA), Golden (ME), Pingree (ME), and Radewagen (AS), and by Sens. Sullivan (AK), Murkowski (AK), Markey (MA), Collins (ME), King (ME), and Cantwell (WA).
The bill addresses challenges faced by new entrants in the fishing industry. Under the new law, competitive grants will support local and regional initiatives supporting fishermen across the nation. Eligible initiatives may include programs, workshops, and services for fishermen on a range of topics, including seamanship, marketing, fisheries management, and more. Implementation is anticipated in 2022 through the National Sea Grant Office.
This is a new series we are calling “DidYouKnow.” The project is designed to highlight university excellence and collaboration through storytelling and data. Our goal is to keep university stakeholders informed about the university’s key role in changing lives and shaping the state’s economy. These vignettes and personal stories illustrate the university’s many successes and the vital and profound impact it has on graduates and all Alaskans.
Alaska guest panelists from the construction industry recently shared about their careers in an Alaska live job shadow event. There were 60 unique locations represented across the state, from individuals to classrooms to teachers who shared the event through their own Zoom link. Students were able to ask questions through the Zoom chat and through interactive Google Slides.
The Zoom recording is available to share out to classrooms, students/families, colleagues, and community groups: Watch Here
Find Alaska LIVE Job Shadow information, including registrations for future events on the AKCIS.org web page.